Rioux, Marguerite (Marg) – May 31, 2022

Marguerite (Marg) Rioux (nee Graham) passed away on Tuesday, May 31, at Colville Manor Nursing Home in Souris PEI, aged 94.
Born in Fredericton, N.B., the second youngest of five children, she lived in Stanley,
N.B., returning to Fredericton as a teen and attending Fredericton High School, where she
graduated in 1945. At 17, she began working for the Provincial Government of New Brunswick in the Department of Health, where she remained for a year before moving to the Department of Justice. For the following 46 years, she worked within the Department of Justice in various capacities, finishing as a Licensing Officer for Insurance Adjustors.  At the time of her retirement, she was the longest serving civil servant in the history of New Brunswick government.  An athlete in her youth, she played softball with the CYO Softball League 1949-1953 and as champions, they were inducted into the Softball NB Inc. Hall of Fame in June 2013.  She also was an accomplished pianist, and spent many years volunteering her skills at various nursing homes in Fredericton area, where she would lead  enthusiastic sing alongs while accompanying on piano.
Marg is survived by her daughter Colleen of Calgary,  daughter Holly Pierlot (Philip) of
Morell, PEI, and son Kerry (Carol) of Calgary, her grandchildren: Anna Pierlot, Jessica
Wourms (Joseph), Luke Pierlot (Erica), Virginia Pierlot, all of Morell, and Nicholas Pierlot
(Denise) of Bruno, Saskatchewan, Carlie Rioux of Calgary, and Kellan Rioux, of Calgary, as well as 7 great-grandchildren to date. She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Doris Fury and Elynor Cunningham, brothers Bill and Jack,  and late husband, Joseph Aurel Rioux.  Prayers and visitation will take place at North Shore Funeral Home,  Morell  on Thursday, June 2 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa, The Little Flower Roman Catholic church in Morell.  Memorial donations in Marg’s memory may be made to Colville Manor in Souris for “Seniors in need.”
A memorial service and burial will take place in Fredericton NB at a date to be announced.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to North Shore Funeral Home, Morell.